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Division of Health Sciences Degrees & Programs

Biochemistry

The sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology examine how molecules important to life carry out their functions within cells.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Microscope with Cells The highly interactive program offers a wide range of study options dealing with contemporary biophysics, cancer, cell biology, chemical biology, immunology, insect biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and plant biology.

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

Students will learn principles of physiology and pharmacology and are given opportunities to integrate this information in problem solving scenarios.

Community Health Sciences

The essence of public health is prevention and includes organized interdisciplinary efforts that concentrate on the physical, mental, social, and environmental health concerns of communities and populations.

Gerontology

The gerontology program prepares today's students to understand the complex processes of aging.

Medical Degrees

Doctor of Medicine students The goal of the School of Medicine is to graduate students who are knowledgeable, caring, skillful, responsible physicians capable of entering any specialty training program and delivering high quality health care to the individual, the family and the community.

Medical Degrees: Combined Programs

Doctor of Medicine A combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program is offered with majors in biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology and physiology.

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Microscope Molecular microbiology and immunology (MMI) provides in-depth studies at the molecular and cellular levels on the bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan pathogens of humans.

Neuroscience

Brain Scan Image Students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno have the unique opportunity to study within this specialized area of research with access to cutting-edge technology, such as a new functional MRI facility—a partnership between our Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Renown Health medical center.

Physician Assistant Studies

The University's Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program helps students pursue one of the most in-demand positions in health care today.

Public Health

Nursing student The School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, provides high-quality graduate education of current and future public health professionals who will work in academic health settings and other health and research related institutions.

Social Work Degrees

Social Work degrees can lead to a wide range of professional opportunities. Learn how to get started.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Student and Patient Speech Pathology explores the basic human communication and swallowing processes of biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.

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